One holiday down, two more to go! After stuffing our faces full of turkey, pie and all the other tasty dishes from Thanksgiving, staying fit may be the last thing on everyone’s mind but you don’t need to wait until New Year’s to start working on your “bikini body”.
The struggle is real and making time for eating healthy and getting enough exercise is a never-ending battle. Deadlines, meetings, appointments, and assignments, all seem to get in the way and take precedence over eating right. I often fall prey to the same preoccupations so I decided to sit down with a dietitian to help me establish a balance in my jam-packed schedule. Registered Dietitian and Health Promotion Specialist, Alex Kloehn, works at the University of South Florida’s Wellness Center where he advises students on how to eat healthy and incorporate well balanced meals into their everyday diets. (more…)
Exercise should be fun and not an activity you dread. Finding the right form of exercise that gets you excited can be an exciting process. Whether trying out different classes or taking a jog with a friend, exercise’s reputation is changing. After an impromptu mini-vacation to New York, my sister, notorious for her apathy towards running, suggested we attempt the Color Run in Brooklyn.
The Color Run was founded in March of 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially. Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.
The Color Run was a fun and positive experience and unlike your traditional 5k. It is difficult to realize you are pumping your legs as 80’s pop and hip-pop blast through the speakers. The rewarding color stations encouraged you to sprint towards them so you could be doused in candy-colored powder.
Exercise is about finding what works for you and your schedule. If 15 minutes of jogging a day is all you have time for, than maximize your workout with leg and arm weights. Check out your local gym for Zumba, yoga or spinning classes. This is your workout so take control and tailor it to your lifestyle.